Graveside services for Rita Jeraldine (Brown) Phillips, 67, of Tulsa, OK, were held Friday, February 7, 2020 at South Bethel Cemetery in Braggs, OK. The Phillips Family officiated. Honorary Casket bearers were Clint Barnes, John Phillips, Jr., Jeramy Phillips, Michael Shane Phillips, Joseph Comer, John Phillips, III, Dylan Silkey, Luke Barnes, Mason Phillips and Mark Plumlee.
Rita was born October 14, 1952 in Tulsa, OK, to Clyde Columbus and Myrtle Jeraldine (Blevins) Brown. She passed away February 3, 2020 in Tulsa, OK.
Rita owned "Rita's Beauty Shop" for 20+ years. She enjoyed fixing everyone's hair even as a teenager. She was always excited to see the outcome. After Rita put away the scissors and closed the "Beauty Shop", she went to work as an office professional. She finally retired after 20+ years working in the office. Rita was grateful to have her parents well into their later years. She proudly cared for them. Rita and John have been married nearly 23 years. They enjoyed going to their grandchildren's birthday parties and family cookouts. Rita was proud to talk about any of her 2 granddaughters, 6 grandsons, and 1 great-granddaughter.
She is survived by her husband, John R. Phillips, Sr.; children, Clint Barnes and wife, April of Sperry, Jorjann Barnes of Turley, John Phillips, Jr. and wife, Lia of Claremore, Jeramy Phillips of Owasso and Michael Shane Phillips and wife, Shanna of Owasso; grandchildren, Victoria Lang and husband, Tucker of Tulsa, Joseph Comer and wife, Rachel of Tulsa, John Phillips, III of Claremore, Dylan Silkey, Luke Barnes, Mason Phillips, Mark Plumlee and Mireya Phillips; 1 great-granddaughter, Alexandra Flowers; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Myrtle Brown; and brothers, Clyde “Brownie” Brown, and Charles Brown.
Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry.
Online condolences to the family can be made at johnsonsperry.com.